ASA

ASA

ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post-war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line.

In 1969, the company became Northwest School of Aviation under a new owner, Roy Beech. The company’s goal was the franchise of the popular Merrell Ground School under the name “Aviation Seminars of America,” or ASA.

In November, 1976, Joe Cucchiari purchased the company. “Aviation Supplies and Academics” replaced Aviation Seminars of America as the name to go with the ASA acronym, and the company again broadened its product line to add cassette courses and new books and training materials. The company was incorporated in 1977. In 1981, Joe Finelli joined the organization, bringing 20 years of experience in printing and publishing with him. Publishing and manufacturing has since become the principal company mission.

In 1984, the sale of the ground school (Aviation Training and Research, Inc.) and the retail store (The Aviator’s Store) allowed all efforts to be directed towards becoming a major supplier of pilot supplies and educational material in the United States. In 1985 Mike Lorden joined ASA as Marketing Director. That year, ASA moved to larger quarters in Georgetown, and again to its present Coal Creek location in 1990 to provide more warehouse and office space. ASA is currently owned by Mike Lorden, General Manager and President.

The ASA FAR/AIM has been in publication since 1945, and the ASA Test Preps have been in production for more than 60 years. Since those early days, many products have been added to the line including textbooks, software, apps, online courses, videos, flight instructor tools, aviation maintenance technician materials, logbooks, flight computers (manual E6B and the electronic CX-2), aviation plotters, kneeboards, flight bags, and more. Additional pilot supply items and book titles are being added, as our team of Authors and Subject Matter Experts has continued to grow.

Our distribution network has grown as well, with domestic and international distributors promoting and representing the full ASA product line around the globe. ASA products are used worldwide in all training environments: ICAO, CAA, FAA Part 61/141/147, manufacturers training, colleges, universities, STEM/magnet programs, ab initio training, general aviation airports, and aviators everywhere for self-study.

Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. does business as “ASA”. ASA is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the USA today, providing trusted materials for more than 76 years.

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One pilot’s personal journey in many of the classic aircraft - such as the Spirit of St. Louis, Aerobatic Bonanza and Martin 404. This is a pilot’s...
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$64.95 $49.95
ASA VFR Tri-Fold Kneeboard - Short The right panel has a clear vinyl pocket for maps etc. The center panel contains a clear vinyl pocket with a...
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$34.95 $24.95
Talking on an aviation radio and understanding air traffic control instructions can be one of the most intimidating aspects of flight training. In Say...
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Early aviators had to be both mechanic and pilot... early airplanes and engines were less than completely dependable. In a forced landing situation, they...
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Constructed of durable Lexan®, this plotter won't melt, warp or break in extreme temperatures. Its convenient 5-1/8" square size and ease of use make this...
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This book aims to develop in pilots a keen sense of awareness in each of the three major areas of the landing procedure: recognition of the landing...
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$39.95 $29.95
It almost goes without saying that all pilots eventually need to perform some type of math calculation in their head while flying. Here is a book to...
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$24.95 $17.95
Features a nonslip rotating azimuth made from strong plastic for quick course readout. Constructed of sturdy, clear plastic with easy-to-read numbers...
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$37.50 $24.95
Practical tips on how to survive an inadvertent entry into cloud or reduced visibility.
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ASA has teamed up with renowned sport aviation expert Paul Hamilton to produce Sport Pilot: Choosing the Light-Sport Aircraft that's Right for You , a...
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$55.00 $19.95
"...a bedrock book in your aviation library." — Richard Taylor, from the Foreword Taking and passing an FAA Knowledge Exam is required for earning...
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$49.95 $39.95
Transport and protect your communications equipment in style. This bag is constructed with a durable 600D black polyester exterior, thick 1/4" padding...
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